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Grande Anse (Mahe) Surf Guide

Grande Anse(Mahe) in Mahe is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers as well as a right hand reef break.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Grande Anse (Mahe) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Grande Anse (Mahe):

The best conditions reported for surf at Grande Anse (Mahe) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Grande Anse (Mahe) (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Grande Anse (Mahe) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in April while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Grande Anse (Mahe) Location Map

Interactive Grande Anse (Mahe) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Grande Anse (Mahe) is Seychelles International (Mahe) Airport (SEZ) in Seychelles, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Grande Anse (Mahe) is Praslin Airport (PRI), also in Seychelles, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Grande Anse (Mahe) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 05:29 Local Time
Wednesday 06
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m)
2.4
SSE
2.3
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.3
SSE
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
35
35
30
35
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Grande Anse (Mahe)

Surf stats for Grande Anse (Mahe), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Grande Anse (Mahe)

Wind stats for Grande Anse (Mahe), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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